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Murfreesboro man found shot to death in car in Nashville

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Insignares' vehicle found on Jonquil Drive Insignares' vehicle found on Jonquil Drive
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Police believe a man who was found shot to death in his vehicle early Tuesday in south Nashville was murdered, and robbery appears to be the motive.

Jorge Insignares, 62, was found in the passenger seat of his parked Lincoln Town Car about 7 a.m. along Jonquil Drive.

Investigators said Insignares drove his wife Monday from their Murfreesboro home to an H&R Block office at Welshwood Drive and Nolensville Pike. He dropped her off at the office and went to park but never returned.

Police believe Insignares may have been robbed, and they said it appears somebody else drove his car to the Jonquil Drive location where it was found with the victim's body inside. A witness reported seeing a man getting out of the driver's side of the vehicle at 1:20 p.m. Monday and running away on foot.

"People just cannot believe this has happened, and that it's happened to this person," said wife Dr. Harriette Bias-Insignares.

With his vibrant paintings across the walls of the home, Bias-Insignares said her husband was always a talented artist and an athlete who led an interesting life.

"He participated in the '68 Olympics in Mexico, and he played soccer professionally in Columbia," said Bias-Insignares. "He's thrilled to say that he played opposite Pele. People would say, 'Well, did you win?' He'd laugh and say, 'Of course not.'"

"We lost a really good person and that concerns me very much," Bias-Insignares continued. "We need good people in this world. We need people who contribute and leave a footprint on the world by giving something good that people and society can grow with."

Bias-Insignares said her husband made his mark not only with his art but by supporting and coaching soccer programs at the Brentwood YMCA. Though she's desperate for answers to what happened, she said she's so glad to have more than 30 years of memories of a remarkable man.

"I truly believe that the best memorial of our lives is the investment we make in others," said Bias-Insignares.

Anyone with information that could help detectives or who saw the victim's vehicle near the area about 1 p.m. Monday is asked to call police at 862-7763 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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